‘No Way To Treat A Lady’ on stage starting March 1

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MANILA, Philippines—Repertory Philippines proudly announces its second offering for the year 2013 with “ No Way To Treat A Lady ” a musical comedy thriller with book, music and lyrics by Douglas J. Cohen based on the best-selling novel and renowned movie by William Goldman.

Directed by Audie Gemora, “No Way To Treat A Lady” is a musical comic thriller chronicling the exploits of a 1970s momma’s boy serial killer – who draws a red lipstick kiss on the forehead of each of his victims as a calling card – and the hardened momma’s boy cop hell-bent on tracking him down.

“No Way To Treat  a Lady” focuses on the themes—Betrayal, Death, Friendship, Jewish/Yiddish issues, Love, Parenting/Family.

As a witty, snappy, dark, and wickedly entertaining black comedy, the music and lyrics of “No Way To Treat a Lady” are magical — you will actually start humming melodies that stay with you. All the elements come together to illustrate what a first-rate musical should be !

With five actors playing 17 roles, the cast features Audie Gemora as Christopher ‘Kit’ Gill; Joel Trinidad as Morris Brummel; Carla Guevara-Laforteza as Sarah Stone; Sheila Francisco as Flora Brummel; Pinky Marquez as Alexandra Gill; and Jamie Wilson as Christopher Gill (Stand In).

Within the course of the play, Christopher Gill disguises himself as seven other characters: an Irish priest, an Arthur Murray dance class instructor, a French waiter, a telephone repairman, a pizza delivery messenger, a New York cop, and a female barfly.

“No Way To Treat A Lady”  received a Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theatre Songwriting, a Richard Rodgers grant, and a nomination for Best Revival by the New York Outer Critics Circle.

The schedule of shows are: March 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 & 23, 2013 – 8:00 PM; March 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 & 24, 2013 – 3:30 PM. All performances are at Onstage, 2/F, Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas cor. Legazpi St., Makati City.

Repertory Philippines’ “No Way To Treat A Lady”cast members led by Audie Gemora (2nd from right). He also directs the musical comedy thriller. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Co-presented by the City of Makati, the artistic team of “No Way To Treat a Lady” is composed of Baby Barredo (Artistic Director); Audie Gemora (Director); Liesl Batucan (Assistant Director); Dingdong Fiel (Musical Director); Mio Infante (Set Designer); Raven Ong (Costume Designer) and John Batalla (Lighting Designer).

The production team of “No Way To Treat a Lady”  is  composed of Juno Henares (Officer in charge); Gidget Tolentino (Production Manager), Gold Soon (Stage Manager); Denis Lagdameo (Technical Director), Pol Roxas (Sound Technician), Pablito Salvador (Lighting Technician) and Adul Lasin (Set Execution and Scenic Artist).

The marketing, sales and publicity of “No Way To Treat a Lady”  is led by Toots Tolentino (Publicist), Charlie Barredo with Oliver Usison, Letty Barredo, Marie Talay and Rose Silva (Marketing and Sales).

“No Way To Treat A Lady” promises to be a marvelously presented comedic story of mystery, murder, and intrigue. Just don’t be surprised if it brings out the serial killer in you and makes you want to act in the show. It’s going to be that much fun !!!

“No Way To Treat a Lady” is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd. Inc.

For details of show, please call 5716926 or 5714941 or email info@repertory.ph or log on to www.repertory.ph. Tickets are also available through Ticketworld at 8919999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph.

Visit www.repertory.ph, subscribe to youtube.com/repertoryphils, and “like” Repertory Philippines on Facebook.

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